Robert Cavazos talks about Kevin Spacey's assault claims

A second actor has claimed he was sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey at the bar of London's Old Vic theatre as former members of staff have lifted the lid on his alleged sleazy behaviour.  

Robert Cavazos said Spacey tried to fondle him against his will at a bar at the Old Vic where the House of Cards star was artistic director between 2004 and 2015.  

Mexican actor Cavazos said Spacey would routinely invite young male actors for 'career talks', but that he refused the advances.

He said: 'It was more common for this guy, when he was in the bar of his theatre, grabbing whoever caught his attention. I didn’t stand for it, but I know some people who were afraid to stop it.'

It comes as former members of staff inside the iconic London theatre told MailOnline Spacey used to use The Pit Bar underneath the venue to procure young men who he would then cast them in his plays.

Earlier this week Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp sensationally accused Spacey of inviting him to his Manhattan apartment when he was just 14 years old and pinning him down on a bed in a 'drunken' sexual pass and yesterday director Tony Montana said he was groped back in 2003.

Mexican actor Robert Cavazos, who claims he was sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic in London

Mexican actor Robert Cavazos, who claims he was sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic in London

Kevin Spacey (pictured) is said to have tried to fondle an actor against his will at a bar at the Old Vic where the House of Cards star was artistic director between 2004 and 2015

Kevin Spacey (pictured) is said to have tried to fondle an actor against his will at a bar at the Old Vic where the House of Cards star was artistic director between 2004 and 2015

The Mexican actor's revelation comes as former members of staff inside the iconic London theatre told MailOnline Spacey used to use the bars connected to the venue - including The Pit Bar (pictured) to procure young men and cast them in his plays based on their willingness to perform sexual favours on him

The Mexican actor's revelation comes as former members of staff inside the iconic London theatre told MailOnline Spacey used to use the bars connected to the venue - including The Pit Bar (pictured) to procure young men and cast them in his plays based on their willingness to perform sexual favours on him

Cavazos said he had multiple 'unpleasant' encounters with Spacey which he called 'on the edge of harassment'.

'I suppose that the lack of a more specifically direct or aggressive action led me to justify the incident as "one of those things",' he said. 

'There are many of us who have a Kevin Spacey story. 

'It seems that it only took a male under 30 to make Mr Spacey feel free to touch us. 

'It was so common that it even became a local joke - in very bad taste. 

'I do not remember how many people told me the same story - Spacey invited them to meet him to "talk about their careers".  

'More common was that the man was in the bar of his theater, squeezing whoever caught his attention. 

'That's how it happened to me the second time. I never left, but I know of some who were afraid to put a stop to it.

'In London, Spacey's case was frowned upon. 

'I do not doubt there were more like him, but none so public and blatant. In the middle this behavior was reproached for its total lack of professionalism, without mentioning the questionable morality.'

Cavazos (pictured) said he had multiple 'unpleasant' encounters with Spacey which he called 'on the edge of harassment'

Cavazos (pictured) said he had multiple 'unpleasant' encounters with Spacey which he called 'on the edge of harassment'

The Old Vic is preparing to launch its own internal investigation into Spacey's behaviour during his tenure as it hired an external team to deal a tip line. 

MailOnline has learned people have already started writing in anonymously with their complaints regarding the way the A-lister preyed on young actors looking for their break in the industry.

People who worked at the theatre while Spacey was there as its chief have lifted the lid on his sordid aftershow parties in a series of interviews exclusive to MailOnline. 

Spacey, who came out as gay in the hours following Rapp's accusation, is said to been a regular at the bars linked to the Old Vic. 

After performances, his former colleagues told MailOnline how he would pick a young man he liked the look of.

The Pit Bar, which was located under the theatre on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo road was a regular haunt, and the young men he was spotted with would routinely turn up a bit-parts in Spacey's plays, it was claimed.

Lisa McKeown, an actress who used to work at the Old Vic box office, said she was happy victims were coming forward, saying he 'used his position to take advantage of men in their late teens and early 20s.  

'I remember saying something to a peer at the Old Vic when I was taking part in a writing workshop there and I got told to be quiet as it could affect my career,' she said.

'I worked at The Old Vic and the professional image he presents to the media and cameras is nothing like the rude, arrogant and aggressive man I dealt with. 

Although Ms McKeown never saw Spacey acting inappropriately with men herself, the rumours were rife within the workplace.  

On why people have delayed coming forward, the actress said it was a crippling fear that Spacey could reduce their acting career to ashes if they spoke out.  

'I once told someone on a pitching course being run at the old Vic about his rep and I was told by them to be careful what I say because it could ruin my career,' she told MailOnline. 

'That is why victims do not come forward, it's that fear. 

'It was a common joke in the West End what there was a pretty young man who was slim with dark hair, you'd laugh, 'You're Kevin Spacey's type, be careful if you go to the Old Vic".'

Cast member Kevin Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series House of Cards at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2014

Cast member Kevin Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series House of Cards at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2014

Lisa McKeown, a former member of staff at The Old Vic theatre's box office in London where Kevin Spacey worked as artistic director between 2004 and 2015

Lisa McKeown, a former member of staff at The Old Vic theatre's box office in London where Kevin Spacey worked as artistic director between 2004 and 2015

Robert Cavazos became the second male actor to openly accuse Kevin Spacey, pictured right with Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault

Robert Cavazos became the second male actor to openly accuse Kevin Spacey, pictured right with Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault

The translated message fro Robert Cavazos of his encounters with Kevin Spacey at London's Old Vic theatre

The translated message fro Robert Cavazos of his encounters with Kevin Spacey at London's Old Vic theatre

A former stage manager at the Old Vic, who spoke to MailOnline on condition of anonymity, worked for 40 years in the industry and his time overlapped with Spacey's at the capital city venue. 

He said: 'In the West End, everybody knew. You hear people coming out saying it's a total shock and it really cheeses me off.

'I'm only the little man who doesn't have any chance and he (Spacey) can't be touched.

'They would never work again if they said anything. That's how it was for 20 years.

'The Old Vic is and was an iconic, prestigious building. People would hang around there because they knew who was inside.'

Again, the ex-theatre worker said the place to be was The Pit Bar which was where Spacey would reportedly go to drink and meet younger men. 

'A lot of young men and aspiring actors would have just gone to The Pit Bar to network and Kevin Spacey often used to sit in the bar,' he told MailOnline.

'He was director of the casting and a very powerful man - he could make or break careers.'

The relationship between Spacey and the men he would meet is unknown, but the source said: 'Nobody would even speak about what they got up to because it was such common knowledge, and common sense told you what they were up to.' 

Members of staff who worked at The OId Vic have told MailOnline Spacey's behaviour was an open secret at the venue

Members of staff who worked at The OId Vic have told MailOnline Spacey's behaviour was an open secret at the venue

On how often these types of incidents occurred, the manager told MailOnline he could only speculate, but that it would've a regular thing.  

He said: 'Spacey did frequent shows - series of plays - so it wouldn't be a long run.

'It would be little parts in the chorus, not big parts, or a little boost in their career.

'It would be a chance to say, "I've been on stage with these big names", and Spacey abused his powers to put them in that position.'

The Pit Bar has now closed its doors for good, and the former stage manager told MailOnline it was probably for the best.  

'It was open to the public, but it's not the type of place that the public is welcome,' he said.

'It was a hostile place. You might go there once if you were a regular punter, but you wouldn't go back.' 

The Old Vic has set up a confidential tip line where those close to the theatre can make retrospective complaints - here's how

If you have been connected with The Old Vic or in our employment and feel you have a complaint that you were unable to raise, please

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